The coffee shop/bakery is officially OPEN!
Please excuse the mess of the remodel, as it will still be another month or two for the grocery store side of the business. Half of the inside of the building is still under remodel, plus the building still needs to be painted, the landscaping needs clearing, and the parking lot needs to be installed… BUT in the meantime half of the the inside is complete and we are open to enjoy a nice Evans Bros latte, espresso, cappuccino or cup of coffee and our fresh baked cinnamon rolls, bagels, pretzels, scones, muffins and more! Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the lake view, meet with neighbors, read a book or surf the internet with our free wifi. We have gluten-free options, too!
We can’t wait to see you!
Open Monday thru Saturday, 7am-4pm. (temporary hours until the grocery store is complete).
We are not yet ready to open, BUT our baker is practicing away in the kitchen so we have lots of free samples! Stop on by today from 8-4 to see our progress and taste some goodies.
Just an update, as we know so many of you are wondering. Construction has been SLOW. There have been a lot of setbacks, as with any project, so opening day is really a moving target right now. We hope to get the construction done for the cafe this next week, and still be able to open the coffee shop portion of the store by the 15th/20th. That’s assuming, however, that there are no more setbacks. ??? The grocery store side of the store is looking more like October right now.
We’ll keep you posted and as soon as opening day looks more like a date rather than a spectrum, we will announce a grand opening party. We CAN’T WAIT to be open for the community!
Thanks for your patience!!
The transition has been a little slower than we first anticipated, and due to busy schedules for the summer we are doing all the construction ourselves. There is not that much to do by way of construction, but taking down walls, moving electrical, laying floor, painting and installing equipment is a LOT of work for one person! But in spite of that, it is actually coming along really well. However, since the store is a construction zone in the meantime, we need to postpone wine tastings for at least 2 weeks, the 24th and 31st of August. We promise to have it up and running again as soon as possible!
We appreciate your understanding through this transition and promise it will be worth it!!
The Davis Family
We are the Davis Family: Ross, Jamie and our three kids Liam, Piper and Helena. We are SO excited to be embarking on this adventure. We have lived in East Hope for over two years and we know this is our forever home. So we are putting down roots and living our dream.
Ross has been a journeyman grocer for over 15 years. When we arrived in Hope and saw the marketplace, it was love at first sight and Ross knew that he belonged there, even though he wasn’t sure how at the time. Through a twist of fate he met the owner of the marketplace since 2000, Kally Thurman, while working at Monarch School in Heron, Montana. Ross was working as an LSI and Kally was there part time as the art teacher. And as one door closed–literally, Monarch’s doors closed–another opened. Kally was ready to retire and Ross was ready to work on his dream. His wife, Dr. Jamie Davis, was already renting one of the cabins for her acupuncture practice, so it just made sense to take on the whole property.
While the transition is unfolding and the myriad of details are being attended to before opening day, we have been getting a lot of questions. So here is a sneak preview of our vision for the future of the market.
What is currently known as the Marketplace will be transformed into “Davis Grocery & Mercantile.” We added the mercantile to the name to pay tribute to the original Ninneman Mercantile Company that was on the property in 1904. This place is FULL of history, so it is important to us to preserve it. But that being said, we are a grocery store first and foremost. We will also be offering a bakery/cafe/coffeeshop with baked goods, coffee, soups and sandwiches. Our grocery store will be full service, with fresh produce, flowers, meat, dairy, eggs, and several brand names including organic options, like Natural Directions and Full Circle brands.
We are also really excited about the Hope History Museum aspect to the store. Hope, Idaho has a rich and full history, and this site and the many businesses that have come and gone over the last 116 years is no exception. So we have been collecting artifacts and photographs of the history of Hope and will display them and the story of Hope around the store. In fact, the “theme” of the store is circa 1928, in honor of Ray Lewis that rebuilt the building that year after a fire. We will also have lots of photographs as well in honor of the Butler family who ran the store from 1934 to 1976.
We see DG&M as a community one-stop. Groceries, coffee, history–a beautiful space to gather and enjoy our community. We see our community coming by for some coffee and chatting on the deck in the summer or sitting around the fire in the winter. We will have Farmer’s markets so our local farmers can sell their produce and artisan wares. We see our customers stopping by after getting the mail at the post office or grabbing a cup of tea after getting an acupuncture treatment next door. Yes we are a grocery store, but we see it as so much more than that.
Ok, so here’s the nuts and bolts based off common questions:
So that’s about the gist of it. This is a dream come true for us and we are so excited to share it with our community.
See you soon!!